Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Joe Paterno and the other Big Ten coaches may want the Rutgers football team to join their conference, but Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese isn’t overly worried about it.
“[Paterno] is entitled to his option. That’s what I took it to be, his opinion,” Tranghese said Monday by phone. “There’s been no comment on expansion from the Big Ten.”
Paterno, the 82-year-old dean of Big Ten coaches, made news recently when he said the conference needed a 12th team to level the playing field in college football. Penn State was the last team to join the conference 19 years ago, leaving the Big Ten in the odd position of having 11 teams.
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In other Rutgers football news, five incoming players will compete Sunday at Rutgers Stadium in the New Jersey-Northeast All-Star Classic: LB Mike Larrow, CB Ryan Logan, TE Malcolm Bush, LB Ka’lial Glaud and WR Quron Pratt.
For Chris Melvin’s video take on the Rutgers recruiting class, click here.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.